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  • Democratic National Convention Against GNU/Linux or Bought by Microsoft? (Aug 26, 2008, 21:01)
    Ixnotes: "This isn’t about GNU/Linux vs Linux, this isn’t about the Democratic National Convention being anti-GNU/Linux or being bought by Microsoft. No. This is about advocating against solutions that are marginalizing groups of people."

  • rsnapshot: rsync-Based Filesystem Snapshot (Aug 26, 2008, 20:01)
    Tip of the Trade: "rsnapshot works on an ext3 filesystem, using rsync and hard links to create something that looks and works like multiple instant-availability full backups... but that takes up the space of only one full backup plus incremental changes."

  • Impress: Using Master Slides (Aug 26, 2008, 19:31)
    Linux Journal: "By creating the master slides you need before you add content, you can automate your work and free yourself to focus on content."

  • Why Google Has Lost its Mojo (Aug 26, 2008, 16:31)
    Computerworld: ""There's just too much of it that is regularly broken. It seems like every week 10% of all the features are broken.... And it's a different 10% every week -- the old bugs are getting fixed, the new ones introduced.""

  • Desktop Linux Proves its Mettle in Emerging Markets (Aug 26, 2008, 15:31)
    The Open Road: "Microsoft is heavily subsidizing Windows and Office to keep Linux out, but Linux is proving cheaper...and at least as easy as Windows to use."

  • Interview With Richard Hulse of Radio New Zealand, on the Decision to Offer Ogg Vorbis (Aug 26, 2008, 15:01)
    Groklaw: "I asked Richard Hulse of Radio New Zealand, the station's media manager, to tell me how they came to decide to add Ogg Vorbis to their collection of interviews and broadcasts, already offered as MP3s and in Windows Media Audio. His answers are instructive, and you may find it helpful to note his suggestions on how to effectively request other sites to offer Ogg Vorbis files."

  • Intel Steers Aggressive Course While Apple Appears Rudderless (Aug 26, 2008, 13:01)
    Linux Insider: "I knew a number of things that were going to be happening at IDF but was blindsided by an announcement Intel made that could change the world as we know it."

  • 25 killer Linux apps (Aug 26, 2008, 06:33)
    TechRadar: "Claws Mail started life as a development fork of the Sylpheed mailer, and was for a long time known as Sylpheed-Claws."

  • Top 5 Linux Migration Tips For Small Offices (Aug 26, 2008, 03:33)
    Intranet Journal: "When most people think of switching out their office to one Linux distribution or another, the very idea of getting started with the needed migration must seem completely overwhelming. Not because using Linux is difficult -- rather, the task at hand with getting personnel and equipment up to the challenge is daunting."